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2 Swedish Air Force survival knives

kwackster Feb 18, 2021

  1. kwackster

    kwackster Huge member

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    Recently acquired these two fixed blades made by Swedish manufacturer Pontus Holmberg.
    According to this website the model was once used as a survival knife for the Swedish Air Force: http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artikla.../1survival.htm

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    I'm in the process of giving each one a bit of TLC, and will post some pics later on.
     
  2. snache

    snache Should be a custom title here

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    That makes sense, they look similar to WW II US knives of those type.
     
  3. kwackster

    kwackster Huge member

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    Blade hand reground to it's original full convex blade shape on a Foss 7205 black/green silicon carbide stone used with oil, then refined on 400 grit and 1000 grit SiC wet & dry paper used with oil on glass, and the tiny burr stropped off on hard cardboard with 1.0 micron diamond paste.
    The new apex measures between 20 and 22,5 degrees inclusive.
    Very hard (guesstimate 64-65 HRC) and also very wear resistant steel.
    Handle reassembled, now with all washers glued and pommel repolished, then treated to a few coats of warm Granger's wax.
    Sheath waxed and hand restitched.

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  4. Rio

    Rio Como un angel JDBA Official Member Knife Maker or Craftsman Brigade Member

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    nice work.
     

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